Health Tip: Prevent Runner's Knee

(HealthDay News) -- Runner's knee is an umbrella term for any condition that causes pain in the front of the knee. It's common among skiers, bicyclists, soccer players and others whose knees are under frequent strain.

Health Tip: Teach Your Child Healthy Eating Habits

(HealthDay News) -- It may be difficult to keep your children at a healthy weight. Experts say the best way is to offer them healthy foods and drinks, and to set a good example yourself.

Apples Help Keep Muscles Strong, Mouse Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- A natural compound found in apples may help prevent muscle wasting that can result from aging and illness, according to the results of a study in mice.

Walking the Dog Benefits You, Too

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Taking your dog for a walk is good for both of you.

Mothers Play Important Role in Recovery From Mental Illness

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) - Negative family attitudes can have an adverse effect on recovery from mental illness, according to a new study.

Chemo for Late-Stage Cancer Patients May Be Unjustified

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Some patients with advanced cancer receive drugs that won't help them but could cause them harm, a U.S. study suggests.

Young Adults Sometimes See Debt as a Positive

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Debt may actually give some young adults a self-esteem boost, a new study suggests.

Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Although nearly all American children get the recommended vaccinations to prevent serious diseases, many parents express concerns about the shots, and a small number refuse to have their kids inoculated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Preschool's Benefits Linger Into Adulthood, Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children enrolled in a full-time preschool program that sees them through elementary school have a better life 25 years later than children who were not in preschool do, University of Minnesota researchers report.

Treatment for Abuse of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Tripled Over 10 Years

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Admissions for treatment of benzodiazepine abuse nearly tripled in the United States between 1998 and 2008, while overall admissions for substance abuse rose only 11 percent, according to a government study released Thursday.

Vytorin Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Large Study of Kidney Patients

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- The cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin reduced the risk of heart disease among kidney patients by as much as 25 percent, according to the results of the largest kidney disease trial ever conducted.

Experts Say Hormone Replacement Generally Safe in Short-Term

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if tailored to an individual woman's needs, appears to be safe during menopause, according to a report scheduled for release Friday at the World Congress on Menopause in Rome, Italy.

Health Highlights: June 9, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Bathroom Injuries a Little-Known Problem

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Some 234,000 U.S. teens and adults are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries sustained in bathrooms every year, a new report reveals.

Tainted Soil May Put Kids at Risk for Vision Loss

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children are among those most likely to be affected by a parasitic disease called ocular toxocariasis (OT), which can lead to permanent vision loss, according to a national survey of American ophthalmologists.

Record Temperatures Posing Health Risks in U.S.

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- With record-breaking heat searing much of the eastern half of the United States -- and with little relief in sight -- health experts are urging people to protect themselves from the threats posed by oppressive temperatures and humidity.

Mouse Study Reveals How Smoking Helps Keep People Thin

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- The notion that smoking somehow helps keep smokers thin has gotten new support from a study in mice -- and the finding might one day be parlayed into new drugs to control weight gain.

Drugs for Enlarged Prostate May Raise Risk of Aggressive Cancer

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling for new warning labels on a class of drugs used primarily to treat enlarged prostates, because the medications may raise the risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer.